About this work:
Composed in 2020, 3 Couplets consists of three compositions, each for two instruments rarely, if ever, found in combination with each other. The musical language that I chose was suggested by the special qualities of each of these instruments. It is, nevertheless, a language that is invariably intensely expressive. The printed score of 3 Couplets and the parts for all of the instruments is available from Mira Music Associates.
Version: for unfamiliar combinations of instruments
Year composed: 2019
Ensemble type: Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice
Instrumentation: 1 Oboe, 1 Alto Saxophone, 1 Horn in F, 1 Cello, 1 Double bass
Instrumentation notes: Instruments are used only in pairs with one another.